CHEM-244: Microscale Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2020-2021)

Catalog Info

Title when registering
MicroscaleOrganic Chem Lab II
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
4 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

Microscale glassware and analytical techniques are used in this follow-up course to CHEM-243. The primary focus of this course is multi-step organic syntheses and proper research techniques. Practical techniques from the previous course will be applied towards the synthesis of a novel polyaromatic hexaphenylbenzene, an antibacterial drug sufanilamide, triphenylmethanol, and cholesta-3,5-dien-3-ol acetate. Products will be analyzed (melting point/boiling point, infrared analysis, chromatographic properties (TLC, GC), solubility, refractive index) and compared to literature values to verify their veracity. Research will involve a critical analysis of competitive synthetic methods of a recent pharmaceutical agent. The sequence CHEM-241, CHEM-242 (Lecture I and II) and CHEM-243, CHEM-244 (Laboratory I and II) will transfer to all Michigan universities to meet their Organic Chemistry requirements for Science Majors. Approximately one hour of lecture and three hours of lab per week.

CHEM-243 and CHEM-242, with a grade of C or better
CHEM-242 can be a co-requisite with Instructor Permission
MTA Categories
  • Category 6.1: Natural Sciences
General Education Categories
  • Natural Sciences
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.